HTC was always among the first manufacturers to ship new Android versions, at least when it comes to current flagship models. Since the company confirmed earlier that it received Android Nougat 7.0 software from Google and that it will ship it soon to its current flagship, the HTC 10, the question remains when exactly HTC 10 will get the new Android version?
Well, one Tweet may hold the answer to the question. Popular leakster, LlabTooFeR, recently shared a couple of screenshots showing a stable Android Nougat build running on HTC 10. This means Android Nougat will come to the current HTC flagship model before the end of the year. The first region receiving the new firmware will be Europe, with other regions soon to follow.
We are getting close to Android 7.0 release for HTC 10 (EU)… Build is stable… pic.twitter.com/Oa3LBM0D4Z
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) November 16, 2016
As you can see on the screenshots, new Nougat-based firmware runs smooth and stable, meaning that the official update will start shipping very soon. As HTC said earlier, the 10 will be the first to receive Nougat, followed by HTC One A9 and One M9. If all goes according to plan, two models should see the update sometime during early 2017.
Although three mentioned models are the only ones officially confirmed for the new firmware, chances are for other recent models such as HTC Desire 820, HTC Desire 826, HTC One ME, HTC One E9, HTC Butterfly 3, to receive Android Nougat, but there’s no official confirmation from HTC at the moment. As you already know, HTC One M8 won’t get Nougat; the only way to install Android Nougat on HTC One M8 is to get one of the unofficial Nougat ROMs, which can be found on XDA-developers HTC One (M8) page.